Leucadia, Encinitas, California

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Neighborhood of Encinitas
Beacon's Beach
Beacon's Beach
Coordinates: 33°04′05″N 117°18′12″W / 33.06806°N 117.30333°W / 33.06806; -117.30333Coordinates: 33°04′05″N 117°18′12″W / 33.06806°N 117.30333°W / 33.06806; -117.30333
CountryUnited States
CountySan Diego
Foundedcirca 1870
62 ft (19 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area codes442/760

Leucadia is a beach community located in the coastal city of Encinitas, California. Leucadia is known for the relatively secluded beaches in Southern California surf culture.[1][2]


The name Leucadia is of Greek origin as its namesake, Lefkada (Leucadia), is one of the Ionian Islands.[3] Early in the community's history, a development company based in San Diego gave Leucadia and its streets their Roman-Greco names which include Hymettus, Neptune, Phoebe, and Daphne.[4]


Leucadia faces the Pacific Ocean. The community is set on a series of bluffs that stretch along much of the length of the North County coastline, a region of San Diego County. Its beaches are located below steep vertical cliffs lending them a relative seclusion.[5]


In 2003, the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association was created to enhance the economic and civic vitality of Leucadia's Historic North Coast Highway 101 corridor.[6] Notable businesses include Haggo's Organic Taco, featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives television show,[7] in addition to Shatto & Sons—which has been in Leucadia since 1975, a custom t-shirt shop known for their "Keep Leucadia Funky" t-shirts.[8]


  1. ^ Endo, Tetsuhiko. "World's 20 Best Surf Towns". National Geographic. National Geographic Society. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Best Surf Towns: No. 3 Encinitas". Surfer. GrindMedia, LLC. 5 April 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Definition of Leucadia (noun, LNS, Leucadia) - Numen - The Latin Lexicon - An Online Latin Dictionary". latinlexicon.org. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  4. ^ Leland Fetzer (2005). San Diego County Place Names A to Z. Sunbelt Publications. pp. 80–81. ISBN 0932653731.
  5. ^ "Guide to Leucadia Beaches". www.sandiego.org. San Diego Tourism Authority. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Main Street Approach". Leucadia 101.
  7. ^ "Haggo's Organic Taco". Food Network.
  8. ^ "About Shatto & Sons". Shatto & Sons.